Women with Disabilities Aging Well: A Global View / Edition 1

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What do women with developmental disabilities experience as they age and what can service providers and researchers learn from their stories? That question is the focus of this exceptional book, which weaves informative research with the oral histories of more than 160 women in eighteen countries. Emphasizing that disability is not a disease, the authors use their research and the personal stories they collected to explore contributing factors to healthy aging and suggest how professionals can help women with disabilities live lives of dignity, respect, and community participation. Readers will review illuminating statistics and discover how women with disabilities around the world manage the everyday issues they face, including economic factors such as securing employment, gaining economic control, and financing living arrangements personal issues such as grooming, mobility, and support systems health and nutrition recreation relationships with family members and friends overall well being and quality of life disability policies and programs that influence all these factors With this expertly stitched quilt of common themes and experiences, readers will have the cross-cultural perspective and research-based facts they need to help ensure healthy aging for women with disabilities and guide future research and policy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557667151
  • Publisher: Brookes Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

About the authors
About the collaborators
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Successful aging : an international perspective 9
Ch. 3 Collecting information and stories 17
Ch. 4 Economic and personal safety nets 29
Ch. 5 Health 55
Ch. 6 Social roles 79
Ch. 7 A sense of well-being 101
Ch. 8 Aging well : policy, practice, and research implications 125
References 143
Appendix : Interview protocol 155
Index 163
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